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Easiest and Tastiest Masala Chai Recipe w/ Video (Indian Milk Tea)

India runs on the addictive, creamy, and flavoursome masala chai. It’s packed with flavour thanks to 5 or so spices added to it. Luckily there’s an easy way to make authentic masala chai without the pain of buying and grinding all the spices yourself – thanks to Everest’s Tea Masala spice mix. Update: Everest sucks, I’ve found that any other chai masala is better! The home mixed ones you can buy online are much much better.

Everest Tea Masala How To Make Masala ChaiIngredients (Serves: 2)

  • 2 cups full cream or single toned milk. Buffalo is tastiest for chai.
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Tata Gold Tea or Taj Mahal Tea (these black teas are the most commonly used in India).
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar.
  • 1/4 teaspoon chai masala.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (this can be left out entirely if you don’t want this flavour).

Recipe

  1. Dump all ingredients into a pot on a medium flame and bring to the boil.
  2. Bring to the boil so the liquid starts climbing up the pan, then turn down the heat and let simmer. Do this 3 times. The colour should be nice and brown now.
  3. Strain into teacups and enjoy!

The Result

The perfect colour of Masala Chai. If you use milk with lower fat than single toned, it'll be a much lighter shade of brown. Photo by Connie Ma.
The perfect colour of Masala Chai. If you use milk with lower fat than single toned, it’ll be a much lighter shade of brown. Photo by Connie Ma.

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